Australian red cedar is highly regarded amongst furniture makers, artisans and collectors. It's desirable qualities include deep rich colours and frequent figuring. Once plentiful in the rainforests and ranges of eastern and northern Australia, red cedars are now scarce due to over-logging and most are protected within national park, world heritage or on private land. Stocks of Australian red cedar wood today derive from stockpile, recycle/salvage or the occasional fortuitous windfall.

Serving dishe in Australian red cedar by Bob Gilmour

I frequently acquire small pieces of red cedar as offcuts and remnants ... in addition to the larger stock that I buy. The wood for this small dish came from my mate Gary in Julatten. It was an offcut from a board which was probably quite old. The wood itself is very dark ... indicating old age.

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